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18th century trullo, 3km from town, HEATED private pool, garden, barbecue, wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Situated just 3km from the chic town of Martina Franca

Welcome to the real Italy...

This 18th century traditional farmhouse has beautifully renovated preserving all the original features and incredible workmanship from years before.

The exposed stonework and unique coned roofs makes staying in this trullo a very special experience.

Situated just a few kilometres from the chic town of Martina Franca (city of festivals) you can enjoy strolling around the historical centre, coffee in one of the lovely cafes or enjoy dining in one of the excellent restaurants where fresh local produce are served at very reasonable prices.

In the summer months the town is busy with Italians who come to enjoy one of the many festivals which are held in the town.

Street entertainment, music and chic cafes keep the town busy until the early hours of the morning where you can enjoy real Italian life.

Just 3km drive into the pretty countryside of Martina Franca Trullo Susanna is situated.

The trullo is set privately however it is not isolated and is situated on a private road so you will not be disturbed by passing traffic.

Private electric gates lead you into the well maintained garden where there is a vegetable garden, fruit trees and of course the famous olive trees which are known to this region.

The outside area has been designed for outside living in the summer months.

Comfortable double sunbeds are around the pool area where you can relax after cooling down in the private pool and the tiled stone gazebo provides shade from the summer sun.

The pool is well maintained and cleaned early in the morning to ensure you are not disturbed.

As the pool is now heated this means you will get full use of the pool during your stay.

Evenings can be spent cooking wonderful fresh local produce on the barbecue, sampling the world famous local wine and relaxing under the stars.

Entering the trullo the exposed stonework, cones and arches are quite breathtaking. The spacious living/dining area has been tastefully decorated in keeping with the style of trullo and the log burning open fire creates a cosy atmosphere in the cooler months.

The new stone built kitchen is fully equipped if you prefer to cook at the trullo.

There is a full size dishwasher, coffee machine with coffee pods and large fridge freezer.

The double bedroom is situated in the original cones of the trullo and is a very special place to sleep. There is ample hanging and drawer space and the pretty mosquito net, candles and soft lighting creates a romantic atmosphere.

There is a further spacious twin room which has been designed by a local artist Anna Le Neve.

The living room has a bed sofa should you be a party of 5 or 6 people.

Full wi-fi is available here in all the rooms of the trullo and the outside patio area.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

Why Property Owner chose Martina Franca

I viewed many properties in the area however when I saw Trullo Susanna I immediately knew I would love to purchase it. This property ticked all the boxes for me, off the main country road, other houses close enough so you do not feel isolated however you still have privacy as the garden and pool are not overlooked.

The town of Martina Franca is simply beautiful with the baroque architecture, cafes, Italian culture and endless festivals in the summer months.

In the trullo I love all the exposed stonework and how fresh it feels in the summer months.

I have many happy memories of holidays at Trullo Susanna with friends and family and now it is a rental property that enjoyment can be passed onto many more people, please read the reviews and you can see what people thoughts are.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Martina Franca in Province of Taranto

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower, Toilet, Bidet and sink. Washing machine is also here Bath towels are supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed in living area
  • Bedroom 1: Double bed. Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds. All beds have mosquito nets. Sofa bed in living area. Ample hanging and drawer space for clothes. Cot and high chair can be supplied on request. All clean linen, towels, beach towels and bedding supplied.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
A pack with local information about places to visit and restaurants etc is in the trullo however I will happily help with recommendations and can book tables for you. There is free wireless internet connection in the trullo. There are a selection of games and music.


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18th century trullo, 3km from town, HEATED private pool, garden, barbecue, wifi
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Trulli magical!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week! The magic all began when the gates to Trullo Susanna slid open and we glided in to our very own slice of Puglia. Everything was perfect: the pool, the interior of the trullo, the setting, the peace and tranquillity - all together conspiring to lock us into what became a most memorable holiday. So many wonderful places to visit: Polignano a Mare, Alberobella, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Matera and many more, all within driving distance and each with a charm of its own, then returning to our own bit of heaven for a dip in the pool and an evening of beautiful Puglian food. Susan is the perfect hostess having created this haven and providing a most generous welcome pack and imparting her vast knowledge of the area. Her love of the region is tangible and contagious. Reading previous reviews it seems all the superlatives have been used up so we have borrowed a South African word to sum up Trullo Susanna: buitenverwachting (beyond expectations). It trulli was

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing words from amazing people! Thank you and I do hope we meet again. Susan
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Delightful and roomy

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just returned from our seventh time at Trulli Susana and loved it.

If you’ve come this far, you’ll already know somethings about Puglia. Great food, with lots of regional variety especially if you’re used to northern or Roman cuisines. Charming towns and villages, each with their own history and magic. Miles of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches. Historical sites such as the end of the Appian Way, a Templar castle, Matera (Google it!), Lecce and of course, the UNESCO site of Alborebello. All these are easy one or half day trips from the villa.

The house is an extremely well renovated original trulli. It’s quiet, comfortable and immaculately clean. It has its own private garden and pool and there are plenty of great walks right from the front door. The main bedroom is right under a trulli dome so you really feel the experience. Wifi works great and Susi is always very responsive if you need help, anything fixed or just to guide you around this magical part of Puglia.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 7 visits to Trullo Susanna, this must be a record for any property in the area! Always lovely to see you and delighted you are coming back in 2018. Susan x
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We had a wonderful time at Trullo Susanna

  • 5 of 5

A really nice Trullo (inside & outside), peaceful, very clean and a perfect service. Susan is the best hostess and owner we ever had - she even brought us brioches & cornettis for breakfast. Thank you very much for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great trullo in wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

The Trullo was beautiful both inside & out. It was well equipped with everything you needed. Susan welcomed us & was helpful throughout our stay. It was lovely to receive the welcome pack of goodies. We visited some wonderful places & we loved Martina Franca. Only improvement would be a heated pool!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and it was lovely having you staying at Trullo Susanna. You will be very happy to hear the pool is now HEATED :-) so you can enjoy this the next time you return. Look forward to seeing you again in Puglia. Susan Gardner
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Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful two-week holiday! The house and pool are lovely and Susan could not be more welcoming and informative. All of her recommendations were spot on! Susan takes a lot of pride in the property and providing guests with great service and it shows. Comfy beds, kitchen with all of the necessary equipment, great brick barbecue and lovely edible provisions to greet you on day one. Of course, the pool is a highlight as well. And, it is in easy drive of many wonderful cities.

Make sure you definitely go into the centre of Martina Franca and do not judge the city by the bits you see when you first drive to the trullo. "Centro" is wonderful and worth seeing both in the day time and evening. We highly recommend both Pizzeria Ricci (great pizza and fun to sit in the middle of the square and watch the Martina France night life) and Terra Terra - a couple of minutes walk from the main square with wonderful cocktails and food.

If you are a runner or enjoy bike riding, turn left when you come of out of the property drive and you have all kinds of options. While the country roads are narrow, there is not much traffic and drivers were quite respectful of runners and cyclists. The Bosco delle Pianelle Nature reserve is also very nice and only a few minutes drive away.

The Ionian Sea beaches are fabulous. We set the satnav to "Lido Silvana" and headed east from there - miles of lovely beaches from which to choose.

If you go to the Adriatic driving south on the coast and are anywhere around Torre Canne e Savelletri, definitely eat at Alba Chiara. The grilled mixed seafood and the stuffed pasta were wonderful as were the mussels.

In terms of cities, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Alberobello and so many more! Lecce is definitely worth the drive! We ate some lunchtime Italian "tapas" at Mama Elvira in Lecce and would definitely eat there again.

So, it case it was not already obvious, we loved the house and the area - both near and further afield. You too should go to Puglia and stay at Trullo Suzannah!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Susan has created a lovely little Italian haven down a country road outside Martina Franca

  • 5 of 5

A very well-maintained Trullo house. The main bedroom is the trullo and the rest of the house is built around it. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the small pool, and a well equipped kitchen. The house is so cool no air-conditioning was needed even during an August heatwave

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel, loved having you all here. Yes the trulli are amazingly cool considering the heatwave we have had this year, air conditioning just isn't required as you said. It was my pleasure to have met you, Caro, Max and Eva. Will let you know when I am in London! Take care Susan
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Gran Caffe
Piazza XX Settembre
"Relax and enjoy a prosecco on the main square"
"Beautiful beaches found along this coast"
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Martina Franca
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Martina franca
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Martina Franca
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Exploring this beautiful area:

There is so much to do and see in this unspoilt part of Italy.

The trullo is just 3km from the beautiful, chic, baroque town of Martina Franca.

In the summer months the town is full of activity.

The city is known as the 'citta del festival', the city of festivals.

The most famous being the musical festival, which attracts people from worldwide in the last 2 weeks of July.


Martina Franca has many excellent restaurants, cafes and for the keen shopper hours can be lost weaving your way through the many designer boutiques.

Surrounded by pretty hilltop town with enchanting historic centres and beautiful piazzas I would recommend you visit: Cisternino, Locorotondo, Ostuni (The White City), Monopoli, Pulignano al mare, Conversano.

Matera, Lecce and Gallipoli are a little further away but undoubtedly worth the drive.

Miles of clean,white,award winning, sandy beaches can be found on the Ionian coastline, just 30 minutes from the trullo.

Dining out here is a pleasure. Fresh seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables and tender meat dishes all at a very reasonable price.

Local Puglian wine is now known all over the world, you can have the pleasure of sampling this at local prices.

If you wish to visit the wine museum in Alberobello and sample the wines I can organise this for.

You could also spend a morning seeing the famous olive oil of Puglian being made or the wide range of local cheeses.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£200 security deposit for damages.
Gas for heating is charged separately (at cost) in the colder months.
The trullo is fully prepared for your arrival and there is a welcome pack for your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.